Ben is learning math concepts, literacy skills and having fun with blocks at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library.
When Annette McHale told her three boys - ages 3, 5, and 7-about a block party coming to the Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, they wanted to go right away!
Block Play is a new program offered by Pierce County Library. Studies show that the big wooden blocks in many different shapes are wonderful tools to develop children's literacy skills and their interest in STEM-related (Science Technology Engineering and Math) subjects.
Children learn about counting, building, bridges and cause and effect. They play with their parents and other children to expand their knowledge of words along the way.
With funding from donors to the Foundation's annual giving campaign, Pierce County Library introduced Block Play into eight libraries earlier this year. Currently, Block Play programs are open to the public in Fife, Gig Harbor, Key Center, Lakewood, Parkland/Spanaway, South Hill, Sumner and Univeristy Place Libraries - with plans to expand into six more libraries by the end of 2013.
The Block Play program is both a partnership with many local Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) child care centers and is open for free to families in the above listed libraries once each month. Find out when a block party will come to your neighborhood library - and bring your building skills!
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